The Increasing Power of the European Parliament: Negotiating the EU-India Free Trade Agreement

Frennhoff Larsen, M. (2017) The Increasing Power of the European Parliament: Negotiating the EU-India Free Trade Agreement. International Negotiation. ISSN 1382-340X (In Press)

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Abstract

Since the Lisbon Treaty increased the legal role of the European Parliament (EP) in EU trade policy, there has been a debate about the extent to which these legal competencies have translated into actual influence over the content and outcome of EU trade negotiations. Using the case study of the on-going trade negotiations between the EU and India, this article argues that the impact of the EP has indeed been significant. Through two-level game analysis, which extends its domestic focus to include the EP as a domestic constituent, it demonstrates how the EP has affected the EU win-set in ways that have both hindered and facilitated agreement at the international level between the EU and India. It also shows how the EP has affected the negotiating dynamics and how the EU negotiators have had their preferences somewhat compromised by the EP in their attempt at reaching an agreement with India.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: European Union, European Parliament, trade, negotiations, India, two-level game;
Subjects: University of Westminster > Social Sciences and Humanities
SWORD Depositor: repository@westminster.ac.uk
Depositing User: repository@westminster.ac.uk
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2016 13:18
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2017 14:26
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/17500

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